Henderson will also executive produce, with Peyton and Jeff Fierson producing through their banner ASAP Entertainment.
Based on the Image Comics graphic novel that Henderson co-created with Lee Garbett, the story is set in a world where gravity suddenly becomes a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. The movie will follow a woman born just after G-Day who has become accustomed to it, but has come across a dangerous plan to bring gravity back.
“Jeff and I are focused on making event films — regardless of budget or scope,” Peyton said. “‘Skyward’ is a big one. We’re very excited to deliver on what an anti-gravity movie should deliver on and be working with Joe Henderson on this.”
Henderson is currently the showrunner of Netflix’s “Lucifer.” His previous credits include serving as a consulting producer on “11/22/63” for Hulu. He is represented by CAA, The Cartel, and attorneys David Matlof and Ryan Nord at Hirsch Wallerstein.
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Peyton directed “Rampage” starring Dwayne Johnson, as well as “San Andreas,” which he is currently developing a sequel for. He is repped by CAA.